May Artist of the Month
Stan Jorstad hopes that his legacy of true earth images will support an awareness and concern for our irreplaceable natural environment. Stan continues to spend his lifetime traveling to do natural, commercial, and fine art photography work.
Stan was born in New York in 1922. His enlistment in the ski troops of the 10th Mountain Division of the U.S. Army deepened his desire to work with the natural environment. He served in Italy, and received the purple heart, a bronze star for bravery, and three bronze service stars.
After the war Stan came to Chicago, Illinois and studied design and photography for five years. He worked for the Raymond Loewy Design Firm for two years and then was a cinematographer for ‘Wild Kingdom’ with Marlin Perkins and Jim Fowler. He later joined Container Corporation of America’s Design and Market Research Laboratory. He earned over 50 awards for excellence in photography, art and design while serving as their Director of Photography for 20 years.
In 1979 Stan opened PhotoMark Inc., a leader in the art of panoramic, location and studio photography.
To celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the National Park Service in 1991 and in 1992 a collection of Stan Jorstad’s National Park panoramic photographs were exhibited at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of Natural History.
Stan’s landmark Simon & Schuster photography book These Rare Lands displays true unaltered film based photographs. For further information on Stan Jorstad or Limited Edition Prints, please research through stanjorstad.com, or phone 630-513-9477.
Former Poet Laureate Mark Strand provides the book’s creative text. He was awarded the Pulitizer Prize for his book of poems Blizzard of One. He teaches at the University of Chicago at the Committee on Social Thought.
Robert Redford present both the forward to Stan Jorstad’s book These Rare Lands as well as the introduction to the current Smithsonian SITES traveling exhibition These Rare Lands, a spectacular color, large-format photographic display of our cherished National Parks.